Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike now £200 save £50 free c&c plus bike build @ Halfords. Puncture Protection tyres for peace of mind
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Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike now £200 save £50 free c&c plus bike build @ Halfords. Puncture Protection tyres for peace of mind

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Found 25th AprEdited by:"SOUTHWALES"
When space is at a premium, the Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike is the perfect solution. This bike is easy to fold away and is perfect for holidays or when your commute involves public transport. It features a lightweight alloy frame, 7 speed Shimano gears for a speedy ride, alloy V-brakes for assured stopping, and is topped off with dual density grips and a soft saddle for extra comfort.Raleigh Evo-2 Folding Bike Extra Info
  • Lightweight alloy frame makes the bike easy to pick up
  • Shimano 7 speed gears for speedy ascents
  • Alloy V-Brakes for reliable stopping power
  • Puncture Protection tyres for peace of mind
  • Folds down to 90cm (L) x 45cm (W) x 65cm (H)
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Reviews look pretty good, but boy is this heavy.
Bogami24 m ago

Reviews look pretty good, but boy is this heavy.


Yeah, 16kg.
My Dahon is around 12kg and is OK for my size, lugging up stairs at train stations etc.
Wouldn't want it much heavier though but if you don't need to carry it far or at all and it's just for storage or for chucking in the back of a car then the Raleigh isn't a bad choice and half the price.
Also available at Cycle Republic for £200, free delivery and £15 off new customer orders.
DavidVonDavidson2 h, 40 m ago

Yeah, 16kg. My Dahon is around 12kg and is OK for my size, lugging up …Yeah, 16kg. My Dahon is around 12kg and is OK for my size, lugging up stairs at train stations etc. Wouldn't want it much heavier though but if you don't need to carry it far or at all and it's just for storage or for chucking in the back of a car then the Raleigh isn't a bad choice and half the price.


Is the Dahon well built? Which model would you recommend?
Bogami18 m ago

Is the Dahon well built? Which model would you recommend?


I had the dahon speed d7, quite well made only fault I had was the seat post slipping down every ride, even when the quick release was tightened to the max and I only weigh 68kg, had to swop for a standard clamp which them made it harder to fold down or at least not as quick as no longer quick release.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 25th Apr
SOUTHWALES1 h, 55 m ago

I had the dahon speed d7, quite well made only fault I had was the seat …I had the dahon speed d7, quite well made only fault I had was the seat post slipping down every ride, even when the quick release was tightened to the max and I only weigh 68kg, had to swop for a standard clamp which them made it harder to fold down or at least not as quick as no longer quick release.


Did you try carbon paste on the post for a better grip?
Anyone recommend a folding bike for somebody who's 6tf?
Nice bikes but if you can do your own maintenance and happy to deal with box shifters who won't be able to provide much or any support there is this for a steel folding bike of similar spec and weight with a choice of colours including lacquered bare metal which they call aluminium silver despite being a steel bike. Weighs 15.5kg, up to 6'7" in height with a 115kg weight limit. £129 including postage I think.

bicycles4u.com/pro…271


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This is a better bike for about £215 delivered. Claris freehub drivetrain and 12kg weight approx. Superb for the money. Easily better than most Dahon's for anywhere near this price. Horrible saddle though.

greenwaycycles.co.uk/fol…tml

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Both worth considering over the Raleigh if you can do you own maintenance.

Bicycles for you also do a comfort bike for £99 plus postage. I'm not a fan because the rear suspension will normally be less efficient and mean more maintenance but for someone with a bad back or other issue who wants to get back into cycling its not a bad choice.

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Any recommendations on some tyres for these bikes, I bought a used car and the gentleman gave me his raleigh folding bike as a gift so not much knowledge with these bikes but I think it's the older version of this one posted, thanks in advance.
Sol81k4 h, 49 m ago

Any recommendations on some tyres for these bikes, I bought a used car and …Any recommendations on some tyres for these bikes, I bought a used car and the gentleman gave me his raleigh folding bike as a gift so not much knowledge with these bikes but I think it's the older version of this one posted, thanks in advance.


Depends on how much you are prepared to pay. Basic good quality inner tubes are available from Poundland. A pair of basic but good quality tyres are here;

ebay.co.uk/itm…978

Paying a bit more for tyres would get you better puncture protection and possibly higher pressure ratings to allow for heavier riders etc or faster rolling.

Some of the bike shops on the continent especially Germany and Holland where such size tyres are sold in greater volume can have more competitive prices. Some cheap continentals here.

bikester.co.uk/con…tml

Beyond that you could fit airless tyres which never need pumping up and will always be ready to use but they are probably a minimum of £30 each from various sites.

Before buying always make sure there isn't a discount voucher available often by signing up to the email newsletters or further cashback is available through a cashback site like topcashback. I.e. Tredz often has a £5 off £30 voucher which you can combine with topcashback. There is always some shop it seems with a clearance on the type of item you want. So worth searching.

Different tyres come in different compounds and with 20" tyres you often find they are designed with BMX in mind which sometimes is more about grip than longlife so always read the description to make sure you aren't buying a short life extra grippy tyre unless you want that.
bonzobanana25th Apr

Nice bikes but if you can do your own maintenance and happy to deal with …Nice bikes but if you can do your own maintenance and happy to deal with box shifters who won't be able to provide much or any support there is this for a steel folding bike of similar spec and weight with a choice of colours including lacquered bare metal which they call aluminium silver despite being a steel bike. Weighs 15.5kg, up to 6'7" in height with a 115kg weight limit. £129 including postage I think.https://bicycles4u.com/products/oslo-explorer?variant=836214271[Image] This is a better bike for about £215 delivered. Claris freehub drivetrain and 12kg weight approx. Superb for the money. Easily better than most Dahon's for anywhere near this price. Horrible saddle though.http://greenwaycycles.co.uk/folding/340-alloy-folding-bike.html[Image] Both worth considering over the Raleigh if you can do you own maintenance. Bicycles for you also do a comfort bike for £99 plus postage. I'm not a fan because the rear suspension will normally be less efficient and mean more maintenance but for someone with a bad back or other issue who wants to get back into cycling its not a bad choice.[Image]


If I buy the green one do I have to build it myself??
Dilz551 h, 40 m ago

If I buy the green one do I have to build it myself??


It will come pretty much assembled but you'll need to do minor assembly, pedals, turn handlebars etc and adjust the brakes and gears possibly and check everything is tight. There could be an assembly issue that might need disassembly and correcting. Plenty of guides online or on youtube. Greenway won't be able to provide much in the way of support except partial refunds for faulty parts or send replacements for any faulty parts.
Halfords have a further 10% off today only. So brings the bike down to £180 minus the 3% topcashback means a sub £175 price. Which isn't bad to say the least for an aluminium folding bike with step up components which they will assemble for you and you get a free 6 week service thrown in plus any component faults will be fixed by your local halfords during the warranty period. Personally I'd go the Greenway route if you can do your own servicing or have time to do your own servicing but you can't knock the value of the Raleigh bike.
Anyone recommend a folding bike for me please as I don't know much about them... My last bike was over 20 years ago... PEUGEOT LYNX MOUNTAIN BIKE!

Space is my main issue hence folding bike may be the solution... I won't be lugging it around to work or trains etc.... I'm more likely to use it casually especially with my kids (4 YEARS) in the park or when we go away for the weekend etc. so need a reasonably decent bike without breaking the bank!

Thanks in advance... BTW I didn't quite understand about the maintenance yourself in the above posts... What does that mean? Does the Raleigh not need any maintenance? I'm quite handy myself and used to maintain my old bike but I'm not sure how much more is involved with folding bikes?

I'm average height for a guy (5'9'' 75kg)...
Edited by: "mchu6am4" 7th May
mchu6am427 m ago

Anyone recommend a folding bike for me please as I don't know much about …Anyone recommend a folding bike for me please as I don't know much about them... My last bike was over 20 years ago... PEUGEOT LYNX MOUNTAIN BIKE!Space is my main issue hence folding bike may be the solution... I won't be lugging it around to work or trains etc.... I'm more likely to use it casually especially with my kids (4 YEARS) in the park or when we go away for the weekend etc. so need a reasonably decent bike without breaking the bank!Thanks in advance... BTW I didn't quite understand about the maintenance yourself in the above posts... What does that mean? Does the Raleigh not need any maintenance? I'm quite handy myself and used to maintain my old bike but I'm not sure how much more is involved with folding bikes?I'm average height for a guy (5'9'' 75kg)...


Raleigh will definitely need maintenance but if you are buying from a local shop i.e. Halfords then they will assemble it for you, plus give you a second service/check at 6 weeks and if a part fails on the bike within warranty then they repair it for you including the labour. Not only that but buying it from a local bike shop means anything other issues they may price less like sorting a puncture for you rather than full price for bikes bought elsewhere. If you do your own maintenance anyway you can buy online to save money but Halfords are often fantastically priced bikes anyway so you can benefit from a low price bike and good service. However some Halfords have poor bikehut staff and may not be ideal for servicing your bike but I often feel the bad Halfords are completely over-stated. Halfords operate over 450 stores and have a huge chunk of the British bicycle market so you are bound to get a few horror stories. I've heard many horror stories about independent cycle shops that only have 1 or 2 stores and poor service stories don't seem 200x more common about Halfords.

If I were you looking for a high quality cheap folding bike I'd go for the greenway bike, its light with decent components and while the company is a box shifter you can do your own maintenance anyway. You won't get a better folding bike for similar money unless secondhand.
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